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1997.95.1.1

Double spread feature about Tiree in the newspaper West Highland Star, 1997

Copy of the West Highland Star containing a feature about Tiree on pages 16 & 17. Includes articles about: (1) plans for a resource centre in Crosspol operated by Argyll & Bute Council Social Work Department which incorporate the local Forum for Disabilty and a youth café, with photograph of Primary 1 English and Gaelic units, (2) corncrake conservation and Dr Clive MacKay funded by RSPB and Scottish Natural Heritage, with photograph of Dr MacKay, (3) island gets ready for the longest running windsurfing event in the world, the Tiree Wave Classic, with photograph of Scarinish harbour, (4) young chess champion Daniel MacGowan chosen to represent Scotland in the European Youth Championship`s Under-12 section in Estonia, with photograph.

1999.11.8

Letter written in 1899 to Lady Victoria Campbell about Gott Bay pier

Transcription of a letter written in 1899 by an unknown correspondent to Lady Victoria Campbell about Gott Bay pier.

Courtesy of His Grace the Duke of Argyll

The new pier at Gott Bay was built between 1909 and 1913 after many years of political pressure by Lady Victoria Campbell, Lord Archibald Campbell, the island’s surgeon Dr Alexander Buchanan and many others.

As stated in the letter, the Duke of Argyll was concerned about the increasing estimated cost of successive surveys. In the end the pier cost over £20,000 to build; £16,000 were spent on construction and plant, over £2,000 on fees and around £2,000 on interest.

It was paid for by contributions of £14,000 from the Congested Districts Board and the Board of Agriculture, £2,250 from the Duke, and the public and the Tiree Association each raised £250. The balance of £3,417 was supplied by an interest-free loan from the Agricultural (Scotland) Fund.